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Once reserved as a retreat for the Knights of the Italian langue, Upper Barrakka Gardens today is one of the country's most beautiful public gardens. The park, created in 1755, sits perched at the highest point of the city walls and offers superb views of the Grand Harbor, the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa, and the Saluting Battery below. Relish the gardens' striking vistas and discover a number of significant statues, including a gift from Winston Churchill and an artwork created by one of Malta's best-known sculptors, Antonio Sciortino. Relax on one of the many benches, and grab refreshments from the small on-site cafe. Using our custom trip planner, Valletta attractions like Upper Barrakka Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Upper Barrakka Gardens reviews
Canon shooting at noon - not to be missed. Beautiful demonstration and they also give you a small tour. The views are awesome.
Canon shooting at noon - not to be missed. Beautiful demonstration and they also give you a small tour. The views are awesome. more »
Went on the bus to Valletta, checked to make sure there were no cruise ships in port that day as it can get very busy, you do not get chance to look over from the upper gardens down to the battery...
Went on the bus to Valletta, checked to make sure there were no cruise ships in port that day as it can get very busy, you do not get chance to look over from the upper gardens down to the battery... more »
A beautiful, very attractive garden at the top of Valletta, with incredible views. I think the best views of Valletta as well as across to the Three Cities. There are plenty of opportunities for stunning photographs, particularly around the two rows of stone archways at the back. There are public loos and a kiosk for refreshments and food. I found the Lower Barrack Gardens to be more beautiful and peaceful, and certainly less people, but the Upper Gardens have a ‘Saluting Battery’ which features a gun that is fired at midday and at 4pm everyday except Sundays which is certainly a spectacle to be seen. To view the gun being fired in the Saluting Battery, tickets are 3 euros per adult, otherwise you can stand on the balcony above it (through the archways) and have a good view - though worth getting there early as people line up quickly along the balcony, and so you might not have a clear view if you arrive late.
Combines a small attractive garden (trees, flowers, paths, ornamental pond) with stunning views of Grand Harbour. From the viewing gallery one can watch the firing of the cannon of the saluting battery below. There's a small open air cafe selling drinks, ices and basic sandwiches. A good place to relax for a few minutes.
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